Energy Scouts in Europe
Energy Scouts in Europe
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Identifying potential energy savings, taking responsibility, implementing practical projects

High costs for energy and raw material as well as an increasing environmental awareness among customers and business partners along the supply chains made many companies to have a keen eye on resource and energy efficiency.

The AHKs in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and North Macedonia offer the qualification module Energy Scout within the framework of the Young Energy Europe project. In a four-day workshop, young employees will learn how to identify and raise potential energy savings in their companies.

Benefits for employees

  • Take responsibility and develop your own efficiency project in your company
  • Make an active contribution to climate protection
  • Acquire a certified AHK qualification as Energy Scout

Benefits for companies

  • Energy-wasting processes are identified and energy costs reduced
  • The company’s carbon footprint is reduced
  • Attractive training opportunity for employees
  • Employees are motivated to think independently of cross-cutting issues

Energy Scout training programme


Companies register their employees to participate in the qualification at the local AHK.


The 4-day workshop provides participants from several companies a basic understanding of the subject of energy – from energy production to efficient energy use and energy consuming appliances. To facilitate the implementation of energy efficiency measures in companies, project management, the handling of measuring instruments as well as tools for internal communication are discussed.

Practical training phase

During this phase of several weeks, the Energy Scouts develop and implement an own energy efficiency project for their company.

Project presentation

In the last module the practical projects will be presented in a workshop. The participants benefit from the insights and approaches of other companies and receive suggestions for their own search for further efficiency potentials. Finally, the Energy Scouts receive a certificate from their AHK.

Energy Scouts in Germany

In Germany, the “Business Network Climate Protection” has very successfully implemented the qualification measure to become an “Energy Scout” in cooperation with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce. Since the start of the programme in 2014, more than 12,000 trainees nationwide have qualified as “Energy Scouts”.

More information on the “Energy Scouts” in Germany can be found here.

In the KlimaGuide, the database of the business network, you can find, among other things, projects from past years that can serve as inspiration.